Teacher of Sociology, Barking

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Eastbury Community SchoolBarking
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Start date: July (NQT)/September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS Incorporating Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


July (NQT) /September 2018 


MPS incorporating Inner London Allowance 

Roll 1800 (Oversubscribed

Excellent opportunity for an inspirational teacher, in a successful, well ordered, and inclusive 3-19 all through school. We are at the heart of an ethnically diverse community in London East, an area undergoing significant regeneration and building affordable homes.   We have just celebrated record breaking public examination results in 2017 with many pupils achieving top grades at both GCSE and A level. 

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals are empowered to produce their best work in brand new purpose built accommodation. 

The school is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Barking tube and mainline station (25 minutes from Liverpool Street station) and is easily accessible by road.  

We are seeking a well-qualified and ambitious professional who is motivated to make a difference to the life chances of young people. The post would suit a team player who is committed to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school. The ability or desire to teach in our primary phase would be an advantage but is not essential. 

We have the highest expectations of everyone and can offer   

• Highly aspirational pupils who are eager to learn 

• A highly supportive school in which teaching and learning is the key priority, and staff are provided with the time and coaching needed to be successful.

 • Career development (Leadership / Lead practitioner training for exceptional candidates after 2 years in post)

 • Access to the LBBD affordable quality housing scheme

. • Visit and tour of school prior to final application  

• Lead practitioner available for suitably qualified candidates 

 Department Information

At Eastbury, we have a very committed and well-resourced Sociology department, which has expanded significantly over the last year. Sociology is a popular option at key stage 4 and attracts large numbers in the sixth form. The department consists of inspiring and supportive colleagues who strive for excellence through engaging and thought provoking lessons. At both GCSE and A-level, our teachers prioritise supporting pupils to make the best possible progress using a variety of teaching and learning strategies.

To highlight the popularity of sociology at Eastbury, in September 2017, we had our first GCSE cohort with an intake of 110 students. Our GCSE course follows the AQA specification, which requires students to study Family, Education, Theory and Methods, Crime and Social Stratification. Furthermore, the course allows students to relate their knowledge to contemporary society, which is often very relevant to their own lives.  

With outstanding A Level results, this is always a very popular subject in the Sixth Form. We anticipate that our A-level numbers will increase even further due to the opportunity to study the course at GCSE. The AQA specification is followed which will help to bridge the gap from GCSE to A Level. Students will study Education and Family in the first year and Beliefs in Society and Crime in the second year. The success of this department is evident through many students choosing to continue the subject at university.  

At both GCSE and A-Level, exam focus is very prevalent and embedded into all of the lessons that are delivered. Students are provided with exam skills that replicate the subject’s assessment objectives encouraging progression for all students.  

The sociology department is a very cohesive department with outstanding teachers, excellent schemes of work and fully established assessments. There is a strong sense of teamwork that is passed on to the students and contributes to their views and experiences whilst studying sociology.  

The Sociology department consists of: Nicola Wilks – Head of Sociology and RE teacher Tazkia Mizan – Head of RE and Sociology/Politics teacher Karen Witt – Sociology teacher and Lead practitioner    

For full details of the post and an application form please visit the school website www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk and return the application form to the Headteacher’s PA, Karen Dunnell kdunnell@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk.  

 The closing date for applications is 22 March 2018 and interviews will be held w/c 26 March 2018. 

 Eastbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young  people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including enhanced DBS checks.  CVs are not acceptable and will not be considered

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More about Eastbury Community School
Address: Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 9UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 507 4500